The official website for the anime adaptation of Satoru Yamaguchi and Nami Hidaka’s My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (Otome Game no Hametsu Flag Shika Nai Akuyaku Reijō ni Tensei Shiteshimatta…) light novels revealed a new promotional video for the anime’s upcoming second season alongside its new cast members, staff members, and theme song artists. A new visual was also revealed. The second season is set to premiere in July.
The new cast members include Takehito Koyasu as Geoffrey Stuart, Sumire Uesaka as Susanna Randall, Yusuke Shirai as Ian Stuart, and Yui Ogura as Selena Burke.
Returning cast members include Maaya Uchida as Catarina Claes, Shouta Aoi as Geordo Stuart, Tetsuya Kakihara as Keith Claes, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Alan Stuart, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Nicol Ascart, Miho Okasaki as Mary Hunt, Inori Minase as Sophie Ascart, Saomi Hayari as Maria Campbell, Toshiki Masuda as Raphael Walt, and Azumi Waki as Anne Sherry.
The new staff members include Susumu Matsunaga (Akame ga KILL!) as the new prop designer, Yuki Kuribayashi (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) as the new 3D director, with music production from Nichion. Junko Nakajima, Sayaka Aoki, and Kanade Sakuma join the staff as new composers. angela returns to perform the opening theme song “Andante ni Koi o Shite!” (“Fall in Love at Andante!”), while Shouta Aoi returns to perform the ending theme song “give me ♡ me.”
Returning main staff members include Keisuke Inoue (Ao-chan Can’t Study!) as director, Megumi Shimizu (Butlers x Battlers, Snow White with the Red Hair) as script supervisor, and Miwa Oshima (Ao-chan Can’t Study!, Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts) as character designer. SILVER LINK is still in charge of the animation production.
J-Novel Club publishes the novels in English and describes the story as:
After hitting her head particularly hard one day, Duke Claes’ daughter, Katarina, suddenly recalls all the memories of her past life: that of a teenage Japanese girl. Just before her untimely death, this girl recalls playing an otome game… that is exactly like the world she’s living in now!
She is now Katarina Claes, the antagonist of the otome game, who nastily hounded the protagonist until the end. Knowing all the possible outcomes of the game, she realizes that every single possible route ends with Katarina being murdered or exiled! In order to avoid these Catastrophic Bad Ends, she has to use her knowledge of the game and her own wiles, starting with breaking off this engagement with the prince…
Will Katarina survive while making her way through this world, where bad flags trip at every turn? Find out in this reverse-harem rom-com, led by everybody’s favorite villainess!